Types of Personality Assessments

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In the 1930s, the Office of Strategic Services commissioned the Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) to determine which personality traits would be vulnerable to enemy intelligence. American psychologists Henry Murray and Christiana D. Morgan devised this test to explore the underlying dynamics of personality, examining the individual’s needs for power, achievement, and intimacy, as well as problem-solving ability. Now known as the Myers-Briggs test, the TAT is widely used for assessing personality traits.

In the past, the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) has been used to measure risk for alcohol abuse.… Read more